[PC-USA] 2000-05-21 - God as Provider

Passages about God, Part 3

Too often we worry needlessly. Our loving God provides for us completely - spiritually, emotionally and physically. While by no meane an exhaustive list, today we will see some passages that demonstrate God's provision for us. Strong's Enhanced Lexicon describes God's abundant provision, as related in 2 Cor. 9: 8, as: "a perfect condition of life in which no aid or support is needed." All verses today are from the New Living Translation (NLT).

Eph. 3:20 Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope. 21 May he be given glory in the church and in Christ Jesus forever and ever through endless ages. Amen.

Psa. 23: 1 The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need.

2 Cor. 1:3 All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. 4 He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.

2 Cor. 9:8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

Matt. 6:25 "So I tell you, don't worry about everyday life-whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn't life consist of more than food and clothing? 26 Look at the birds. They don't need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are. 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not. 28 "And why worry about your clothes? Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don't work or make their clothing, 29 yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 30 And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won't he more surely care for you? You have so little faith! 31 So don't worry about having enough food or drink or clothing. 32 Why be like the pagans who are so deeply concerned about these things? Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, 33 and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. 34 "So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today."

1 Tim. 6:17 Tell those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which will soon be gone. But their trust should be in the living God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment.

Jan

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